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TCU's Ty Summers could start at DE this season

TCU’s Ty Summers impressing at practice, could start at DE

Dean Straka

TCU’s Ty Summers has been position-less during preseason practice for the Horned Frogs this summer, but that could soon change for the junior from San Antonio, Texas.

According to, TCU head coach Gary Patterson said during a post-practice interview Tuesday that Summers has been impressive during recent practices and could be starting at defensive end this season.

According to the interview, Patterson said Summers recorded seven sacks across the team’s last two practices – four on Monday and three on Tuesday. Summers’ potential move would fill a void left by defensive end Brandon Bowen, who will reportedly miss the entire season after undergoing surgery in the offseason.

Summers played at linebacker for TCU during his freshman and sophomore seasons. He recorded 121 tackles during the 2016 season – the second most of any player in the Big 12 conference. Summers is not alone in his current situation, as senior Travin Howard‘s role is also uncertain after playing at linebacker the past three seasons.